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Birthplace: Herndon, Va.
Hometown: Oakton, Va.
Current Residence: Princeton, N.J.
Began Rowing: 2007 – Thomas Jefferson High School
Date of Birth: 7/20/1989
High School: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Undergraduate Education: Princeton University, History, 2012
Club Affiliation: Princeton University
Training Location: Princeton, N.J.
Current Coaches: Lori Dauphiny, Anne Kakela
Years on National Team: One – 2011, Under 23
National Results: Took third in the eight at the 2011 World Rowing Under 23 Championships...Won the varsity eight at the 2011 NCAA Championships…Won the Championship Eight at the 2010 Head of the Charles Regatta.
Personal: Kelly’s hobbies include trail running, swimming, triathlons, kittens, and reading Wikipedia…Her most memorable sporting achievement was winning the NCAA Championships…The most influential person in Kelly’s rowing career has been Lori Dauphiny, and her parents are her personal heroes…Kelly chose rowing as cross-training for swimming…When she finishes her rowing career, Kelly hopes to take the Foreign Service Exam and work with a government agency.